Workshop Wednesday lineup on the 21st

Workshop Wednesdays

Next weeks great lineup is as great as ever – and, as ever, it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

Workshop #1 PyLAB

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PractPyLABising is cool

… we will continue with current projects as we all had more to do – either to finish or to improve. Also, @gicela has been looking at a few resources for a possible longer-term project, and @Jack Quinton suggested that we might choose an API to develop a tool/app

Workshop #2 WedDev101

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Workshop – to be confirmed what on – currently possibly 90-minute prototypes…

Followed by a project surgery/open discussion for anyone with projects to share, questions to ask, support wanted etc

Workshop #3 Bristol Data Science and Machine Learning

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Time to carry on learning! Or talk about difficulties and challenges since last session – we are here to help. We are currently focusing on the ‘Practical Deep Learning for Coders 2020’ course (

Workshop/Talk #4 ‘intro to’ Talk with James on Containers and Docker – and apparently this is nothing to do with ships!! .. who knew??

Workshop/Talk #5 approaching app security from a hackers perspective by Matt Brunt

Much in the same way that to secure a house it helps to know how to break in, knowing how to attack our systems will help us secure them. You have a lot of data in your organisations. Whether you think it’s sensitive or not, it has value. Whether an attacker wants data for profit, a grudge, or just for fun we need to ensure that we don’t just leave the door open for them to take what they want.

In this session we’ll start to think like a hacker. The what, why, who, where and how of an attacking mindset will leave you with practical steps you can take away and use to start protecting your systems a little better.

This isn’t a picture of him btw (honest)..

For those of you who either couldn’t make it last week OR couldn’t decide between the 2 great talks we are lucky that Zack recorded his talk on TDD (Test Driven Development) and it is now available on youtube.

Workshop Wednesday Workshops info

Workshop Wednesdays

As ever we are bringing you some great workshops alongside our great speakers this week – it costs nothing: just signup HERE.

PyLAB: Improving through experimentation

PyLAB is for those who want to continue to develop their Python skills, typically after completing a beginners’ course: the emphasis is on learning through doing, with the active support and collaboration of similarly-minded individuals.

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Workshop Wednesday Speaker announcement

Ben Byford COGx

We are really pleased to announce that at our next Workshop Wednesday we have two great speakers for your delectation – just signup HERE.

AI Ethics with Ben Byford

AI is and will have direct impacts for better or worse on society. AI Ethics has become a cross-disciplinary effort to consider AI and all of its impacts and work towards ethically aligning our work for better outcomes.Whether you are new to AI concepts or are a data scientist working with Machine Learning models, you may have watched in confusion, scorn, or admiration at the current AI Ethics debates.With this session it is your opportunity to ask questions to be covered in the talk and Q&A. What is AI? What are moral agents? Who controls the future? What is responsible AI? Send you questions to

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Tableau & Data visualisation @ Workshop Wednesday

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Just some more details on the Tableau talk with Gabs#1 tonight (Join up here)

Tableau & Data visualisation for current Excel users

Gabriela Morales

This workshop is meant for those interested in learning more about Tableau and Data Analysis & Visualisations. It will introduce the software by making comparisons with the widely-known Excel. However, no previous knowledge of either software is required. 

The workshop will cover the following sections: – How can Tableau & Data Visualisations advance your career – The top 10 features you’ll love from Tableau if you’re an Excel user – Example / Exercise in Tableau – Where to start if you want to learn Tableau – Q&A session

The full agenda:

6pm : Zoom starts – info share and quick hi to everyone

6:15pm: 2 workshops running in separate rooms

Workshop #1 Donna Grimmer presenting:

Join us for a chat and presentations relevant to Software testing and how it plays an integral part of software development.

Learn the basic concept of testing and how it is implemented right from the start of a project.

You can join the group here or pop in from this join up

*this is a women in software testing group but members of wthub and Codehub are welcome to attend if they are signed up to Workshop Wednesday

Workshop #2 Gabriela Morales presenting:

Tableau & Data visualisation for current Excel users (TBC)
WebDev101 Breakout room

We will open up a breakout room for the WebDev101 should any members wish to work on web development together. Currently, we do not have a host so this will be on request and we can leave the room open for the full meeting

7:15pm: Coffee/wine/cocktail/beer break – will stay live for any discussions

7:30pm: 2 workshops

Workshop#3 James presenting his ‘intro to’ series:

An intro to SQL. This was run previously at our live event at Desklodge House and proved extremely popular.

He’ll be presenting some slides on SQL, relational databases and how to use them to store information. Then there will be at least one database server to play with, so please have a laptop available and you can try a few things.

We’ll look at how we create a database, query a database and, if we have time, structure it to optimise for different tasks.

Workshop #2 Kathryn Armistead running:

There will also be a Python beginners course at 7:30pm with Kathryn. It is following an online Python Course (–ud1110), with fortnightly workshops to go over the course material with the opportunity to ask questions, share coursework etc. For the next workshop we will cover lesson 3: there is quite a lot of substance here and all things that you will use over and over again, so if you have time any extra practice will stand you in good stead.

8:30pm: Central chat and call out for any projects that people want to support etc. Also time to make suggestions on subjects moving forward .. we are currently putting them together so will show the list and dates moving forward.

9pm: Close